With its panoramic views across the vineyards and the lake, this outdoor eatery at the Mission Hill Family Estate is a winner for alfresco dining. It's tough to compete with such a classic wine-country locale, but the innovative kitchen here is up to the task. You might start with a simple salad of perfectly ripe tomatoes and locally made feta cheese, or a tart of duck prosciutto, leeks, and potatoes before moving on to pan-seared sablefish paired with a pea purée, or
braised venison with figs. Every item is matched with an appropriate wine. Stay a while to enjoy a tasting plate of cheeses or a decadent assortment of chocolate creations. If the weather's cool, there are heaters and blankets. If the weather's inclement, service stops.